April 2015


Fifth annual Relay for Life raises more than $23,000 in fight against cancer
Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

2015 Relay for Life participantsAccording to Krystal Perlman, campus official and adviser to the student-run Alfred State Relay for Life Planning Committee, this year’s Relay goal of $11,000 was “blown out of the water” by the $23,298 that was raised. A total of 283 people participated as part of 19 teams, far surpassing the planning committee’s goal of 200 participants.

Seven students inducted into Psi Beta honor society
Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

students inducted into Psi Beta honor society 2015The ceremony was conducted by Dr. BJ Douglass, assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department and faculty adviser to the club.

Digital Media and Animation Showcase slated for May 9
Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

Come take a journey through the world of imagination and witness some amazing student projects Saturday, May 9, when Alfred State hosts the free Digital Media and Animation Showcase.

Annual Alfred State Voices spring concert ‘Music Blooms’ to take place April 30
Mon, Apr 27th, 2015

"Music Blooms," the annual spring concert for Alfred State Voices, the college’s own concert choir, will occur at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center.

Penn State Chaired Professor of Molecular Biology Dr. James Gregory Ferry to speak at Alfred State’s 104th Commencement
Fri, Apr 24th, 2015

Dr. James Gregory FerryFerry is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and past editor of the Journal of Bacteriology. He has served on numerous national committees and currently is co-chair of the Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science that advises the federal government on matters of space exploration.

Area students’ work featured in Alfred State’s 16th annual Regional Science and Technology Fair
Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

16th annual Regional Science and Technology Fair winnersSixty-five students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at the $1,590 in prize money.

New Horizons Forum to feature speakers and film on ALS
Wed, Apr 22nd, 2015

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium of the Orvis Activities Center and is open to the public. Admission is free; however, donations will be gladly accepted at the door.

New polo team thriving
Fri, Apr 17th, 2015

Anna Campbell on a horse at a polo tournamentWohlschlegel added, “We also get to meet a lot of really amazing people through being on the polo team, like when we were at Yale, we met professional polo players who were there. We’ve also gotten a lot of opportunities to go to big polo games. The door is just open with this sport and it’s really quite amazing, the little community that polo has.”

64th annual Alumni Choral Concert Sunday, April 26
Wed, Apr 15th, 2015

Groups performing will include “Voices,” the college’s student choral group directed by Linda Staiger; the Alumni Jazz Singers; and the Alumni Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.

AIA Rochester Design Awards traveling exhibit on display at Alfred State through May 29
Wed, Apr 15th, 2015

students in hall viewing AIA Rochester Design Awards traveling exhibitThe work is on display in the Hall Gallery on the fourth floor of the Engineering Technology Building through May 29.

Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. leases land for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center to SUNY
Tue, Apr 14th, 2015

Julie Hart, President Dr. Skip Sullivan, and Dr. Craig ClarkThe Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. on Feb. 20 signed a contract that leases land on campus designated for the center to the State University of New York (SUNY) for 30 years. This move was required to allow the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program funds to be used to construct the building, according to Dr. Craig Clark, executive director and dean of the School of Applied Technology.

Student-crafted marionettes on display, up for auction
Fri, Apr 10th, 2015

Nicole Barber, a digital media and animation major from Rochester, dances with one of the marionettesA silent auction of all the marionettes is held daily in the gallery from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go toward purchasing equipment for digital media and animation students.

Ninety-six employers, 690 students turn out for spring career fair
Wed, Apr 8th, 2015

representative from Lamb & Webster Inc. shakes hands with a studentAccording to Elaine Morsman, director of Career Development at Alfred State, this year’s number of registered employers, 96, broke the college’s previous record total, 73, set last year. Employers came from as far away as California and Texas, with several also coming from Rochester and Buffalo.

Civil War exhibit on display at Hinkle Memorial Library
Wed, Apr 8th, 2015

According to Michelle Margeson, secretary to the library director, Damrath has supplied the items on display, such as era clothing, camp gear, and a musket complete with a bayonet and ammunition. Annabel contributed his artwork to the exhibit.

Cyber Defense Team finishes in third at NECCDC competition
Wed, Apr 8th, 2015

2015 Alfred State Cyber Defense Team“Alfred State has been competing at the NECCDC since 2010 and was the only team that did not have graduate students, so a third-place finish is a remarkable accomplishment and further proves that Alfred State offers a top-tier cybersecurity and information technology education program,” said Coach Jim Boardman, assistant professor and chair of the Computer and Information Technology Department.

Schools compete at Alfred State for 2015 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Championship
Tue, Apr 7th, 2015

2015 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship winnersThe 2015 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship, held mainly on Alfred State’s Wellsville campus, pitted 66 students from three schools against each other in one of the nation’s most prestigious showcases of career and technical aptitude Saturday, March 28.

Alfred State taking part in ‘It’s On Us’ campaign
Mon, Apr 6th, 2015

Marjorie Schwartz NielsenSarah O'BrienThe college will screen the film "It Happened Here" April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center on the Alfred campus.

Second annual soil pH clinic set for April 17-18
Wed, Apr 1st, 2015

student Tyler Ross measures pH on a soil sampleStudents in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a pH clinic for the community from 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 17, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in room 103 of the Agriculture Science Building on the Alfred campus.